The Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, Offers “26th Annual Regional Artshow – Art From The Heart 2016”

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On Friday, February 19, 2016, The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) will open its signature event, “ART FROM THE HEART”, an exhibition and sale of original artwork created by area artists of all levels of expertise.

A non-juried show, “Art From The Heart 2016” will be held in Morehead Plaza between Arendell and Bridges streets in Morehead City, next to the Snap Fitness Center.

Artist registration for “Art From The Heart” will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th  from 10am until 4pm, and Sunday, February 14th  from 9am until 1pm.

“Art From the Heart” will be on display for the public at no charge for two weeks, beginning Friday, February 19th at 6pm and ending Saturday, March 5th  at 5pm.

This show is open to artists over eighteen years of age from Carteret, Craven, Pamlico and Onslow Counties.  Participants from those counties are encouraged but not required to be members of the ACCC.  Additionally, artists from counties other than the four listed above may participate if they are members of the ACCC. Levels of Arts Council memberships for artists begin at $25 per year. Artists may renew their membership or join the ACCC at registration for this show.

“Art From The Heart” entries may include oils, acrylics, pastels, water media, drawings, mixed media, photography, computer generated art, fiber arts, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and all types of three dimensional artwork including those created from wood, metal and glass. Entries must have been created within the last two years and may not have been entered in previous “Art From The Heart” shows.

All artwork entered into this show must be for sale. The ACCC will charge artists a 30% commission on artwork sold at this show.

Artists may enter one or two pieces of artwork in this show. Entry fees are $10 for each piece entered. Please check the rules for entry for size limits and other important information.

Artists receiving Awards of Excellence will each receive $200 and those receiving honorable mention recognition will be awarded $50. A People’s Choice award of $200 will also be given at the end  of the show. Awards typically total over $5,000 based on number of entries.

A full calendar of events for “Art From The Heart 2016” can be viewed and downloaded at the Arts Council’s website at (www.artscouncilcarteret.org).

Rules for entry and entry forms will also be posted on that site by early January 2016.

The judge for “Art From the Heart 2016” will be Raleigh, NC, artist, teacher and gallery owner, Nicole White Kennedy. To view Ms Kennedy’s full resume and selections of her work please go to her website at (http://www.nicolestudio.com/bio.html).

A critique and commentary session for artists will be conducted by Ms. Kennedy at  6:30pm on Monday, February 15th at the “Art From The Heart” gallery.  Artists may sign up for the session at AFH registration. The cost will be $10 per participant.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Carteret County at PO Box 2294, Morehead City, NC (28557), or call 252/726-9156 and leave a message for a Council representative.

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